John Morgan Callahan, 81


John Morgan Callahan, 81Hudson – John Morgan Callahan, 81, passed away at his home Sunday, Nov. 20, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 22, 1930 in Frankfort, New York, the son of the late John L. and Helen (Rauscher) Callahan. He attended Wentworth Institute before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from the Hotel Management School at Cornell University.

Besides being a Food Service Management/Design Consultant, Mr. Callahan was the Director of Food Service at various universities and colleges, including Boston College, Ithaca College, State University of New York at Binghamton and University of California at Davis.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Dolores (Izzo) Callahan; a daughter, Mary Erin Andrysick and her husband Doug of Princeton; five sons, Sean P. Callahan and his wife Paula of Northborough, Kerry M. Callahan of Shirley, Christopher G. Callahan and his wife Mary Margaret of Leominster, Lawrence J. Callahan and his wife Kari Lyn of Auburn, and Father James Brien Callahan, Pastor of Saint Anna Church in Leominster; and eight grandchildren, Brien and Daniel Andrysick, Sean M. Callahan, Kieran and Shea Callahan, Cameron, Patrick and Trevor Callahan. He also leaves a brother, James R. Callahan and his wife Elizabeth of Albany, N.Y.; a brother-in-law, Charles Tomajer; a sister-in-law, Kathleen Lysogorski and her husband Glenn; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Jean Adams and Mickey Tomajer.

Mr. Callahan was a member of Saint Anna Catholic Church in Leominster and served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Calling hours for will be held Friday, Nov. 25, from 4 to 7 p.m., in Saint Anna's Church, 194 Lancaster St. (Route 117), Leominster. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, Nov. 26, at 10 a.m., in Saint Anna's Church, with his son Father James B. Callahan, as principal celebrant. (Please go directly to the church.) Interment will follow in Saint John's Cemetery of Lancaster. Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel of Worcester is assisting with arrangements.

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